Covenant University Signs MoU with Roehampton University
To further boost her Internalization drive, Covenant University, Nigeria on Monday, July 9, 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Roehampton University, United Kingdom
The MoU which was signed in the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room was to foster research, Faculty and students exchange and Institution of joint programmes for the award of double degrees of both universities.
The Director, International Development, Roehampton University, Mr. Gary Davies, noted that there are a lot of similarities between Roehampton and Covenant University. “We have extra ordinarily similar organizations and we are very excited to be working together”, he said.
A Representative of Roehampton University Professor Lynn Dobbs who doubles as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said the MoU was the most important assignment for her since she came to office two months earlier.
Professor Dobbs noted that Covenant University was exactly the kind of University they would want to work with. “I can see that your University is exactly the kind of suitable partner we want to work with. What an impressive University this is? It is of a very high quality. You have an impressive Faculty and I sensed that our partnership will grow enormously over time. I’m very pleased to be here”, she said.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize stated that the visit gave her nostalgic feeling of her days in Roehampton University as a Faculty in the School of Psychology and Counselling, adding that there are quite a lot of things the two Universities can do together.
“We have secured a lot of collaborations with many Universities in United Kingdom and United States, but it will not be complete without this one.
“Beyond this, we want to have collaborations in the area of research and students exchange, in line with our goal this year, “Expanding our Frontiers, securing the Future”. We look forward to great collaboration and linkages”, she said.
Professor Obayan appreciated them for the great commitment demonstrated and hoped that by the reason of the MoU, Africa would be part of the listing in their history, noting that they currently have projects in Nigeria, and by extension, in Africa.
Other Principal Officers of the University present at the occasion include, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ogbulogo, Registrar, Dr. J.N Taiwo, Dean of College of Science and Technology, Professor Fredrick Hymore, Dean of College of Development Studies, represented by the Director, Business School, Professor Kenneth Adeyemi, Director Academic Planning, Dr. Chidi Uhuegbu, Director, Centre for Systems and Information Science, Engr. Bayo Ajala and the University’s Legal Team.